A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Alfalfa, Potato, and Air-Fields in Maine

Jun 16, 2018
Author Emilie Phillips

Jim was all excited the alfalfa field next to his favorite diner had just been cut. He invited the whole supercub.org crew up, but either they were busy or too far away at Cub speed. Tyson and I showed up, as did Jim and his son Andy. That made 4 planes — a Carbon Cub, […]

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Posted Jun 20, 2018

Maine Airports Near Bangor

Jun 16, 2018
Author Emilie Phillips

After visiting Jim and Andy at their strip in Maine, I tagged some more public airports for my Maine project. I intended to land at Brewer, but Jim said it recently changed hands and I would need to call ahead. Old Town (KOLD) A two runway airport with nothing notable except an old guy who […]

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Posted Jun 20, 2018

Parlin and Cubcrafters northeast STOL competition

Jun 9, 2018
Author Emilie Phillips

We fit three flying destinations into Saturday. First we stopped at Parlin in southern NH for their pancake breakfast. They redeemed their white flour box pancakes with a good helping of blueberries. Mike from Brookline, and Kurt, who flies a Champ, also came, but we barely talked before departing for our next event. We flew […]

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Posted Jun 13, 2018

Mt Kearsarge

Jun 3, 2018
Author Emilie Phillips

We hiked Mt Kearsarge last Sunday. Tyson and I attempted summiting in 2011 and failed, which is pretty impressive as there’s a road a half mile from the top. That time, I started our hike two sections away on the Sunappee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway. This time we were sensible and opted for a 3 mile loop from […]

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Posted Jun 5, 2018

Welch-Dickey Loop

May 27, 2018
Author Emilie Phillips

I had been avoiding the popular short hikes in the Whites because I anticipated hiking a trampled trail and seeing nothing but the backs of other hikers. Tyson convinced me to try Welch-Dickey. The Welch Dickey loop turned out to be very pleasant. And the light rain in southern NH kept most of the crowds […]

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Posted May 30, 2018

More Olympics Photos

Author Emilie Phillips

It rained last weekend, so we didn’t do anything interesting. Instead, I have posted the last of our photos from our backpacking trip to the Olympic peninsula last summer. The two new albums are and I’ll get around to writing a trip report some day. Here are all the photo albums for the trip, in […]

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Posted May 23, 2018

Mothers Day Hike up Monadnock

May 13, 2018
Author Emilie Phillips

For Mother’s Day, I organized a hike up Monadnock for the younger generations before the afternoon Sawyer family cookout. We started from the state park trailhead (map). We took Cascade Link out to Spellman and then looped back on Pumpelly ridge to the summit. Isaac and his cousins, Jake and Ben, enjoyed climbing the rock […]

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Posted May 16, 2018

Photos from hiking the Olympics

Author Emilie Phillips

I posted two more days of photos from our backpacking trip to the Olympics last year. It really was pretty. Tyson, who had initially been skeptical of carrying 7 days of equipment, is now wishing we had time for a similar trip this year. And Isaac wants a 9 day backpack. Our 4th day on […]

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Posted May 9, 2018